If you are into women’s gingham clothing, chances are you are REALLY into it and want all of the gingham things in your life. It’s the kind of print you don’t just like, but LOVE. This helpful women’s gingham clothing ideas style guide is here to he
Book Recommendation for Classic Style like Gingham
But first, since this is a book pairings blog, I am thrilled to pair this blog post with the book Classic Style. As a preppy person in my heart, who was struggling to keep up with trends, this book transformed my approach to style. It made me feel it was “okay” to be classic (it’s also sustainable), and it has the most beautiful watercolor illustrations. It’s an all-time fave that I highly recommend for the bookshelf or coffee table of gingham lovers.
Now onto the women’s gingham clothing ideas style guide!
Frequently Asked Questions About Gingham
Gingham is a pattern with evenly sized and spaced vertical and horizontal lines in white and one other color. It is considered to be preppy, classic, and traditional in style.
Plaids are patterns that include multiple vertical and horizontal lines of varying sizes and colors. Gingham is a pattern that includes only white and one other color in evenly sized and spaced vertical and horizontal lines.
Gingham originated hundreds of years ago and is still in style. Additionally, it is a very basic pattern with minimal colors and variations, so it will not likely go out of style.
How to Wear Gingham
Because it’s such a basic pattern, gingham is easy to style. Below are some of the ways it looks best:
- any color gingham with white
- any color gingham with canvas sneakers
- any color gingham with denim
- any color gingham with straw or wicker accessories
- navy gingham with pink
- navy gingham with red
- light blue gingham with navy
- blue gingham with blue and white stripes
- yellow gingham with chambray
- green gingham with chambray
- red gingham with navy
- black gingham with tan
Where to Buy Gingham
Gingham is regularly available at the below retailers, most of which sell preppy, classic and traditional clothing:
- Draper James
- J. Crew
- J. Crew Factory
- J. McLaughlin
- Kiel James Patrick
- Ralph Lauren
- Vineyard Vines
My top retailer for gingham: I personally have been loving these specific Draper James gingham styles. It’s gingham with a slightly Southern, feminine twist. I have their gingham pajamas, dresses, and a sweatshirt and love them all — style, fit, and quality.
And you can never go wrong with gingham from J. Crew — their New England classic trademark style was made for gingham. I have J. Crew shoes (featured in my Instagram post above) as well as pants — both of which are closet staples.
Related post: J.Crew Capsule Wardrobe
Shop Women’s Gingham Clothing
Shirts: Tops / Button Downs / Blouses
A gingham top is a staple closet piece. I especially recommend a button-down. Just look at how many ways you can wear it!
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(I have the Reese Witherspoon shirt pictured first and I LOVE it! It’s a light terry for both cool and warm weather. My sister even has it in ALL colors. It runs true to size.)
Every gingham lover needs a gingham dress. I have two from Draper James (blue and mint green) and one from J. Crew (black). They exude Southern femininity and can be worn again and again without looking tired.
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(I have the J.Crew dress pictured first and I LOVE it. It runs true to size.)
Gingham pants are the ultimate preppy staple item. Wear them every year to say, I’m here and I’m preppy — get used to it!
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(I have the J.Crew pants pictured first below and I LOVE them. They are thick and stretchy and a great long term piece to have in your closet for years. They run true to size.)
Gingham skirts are for preppy risk-takers! They are a bit rarer than other gingham pieces and they will change what you thought you knew about skirts and how to wear them, whether casual or ballgown. I’d love to see one on the red carpet with a daring button down blouse. Reese Witherspoon, are you listening?!
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Gingham shorts are great for the casual gal. I especially love them with chambray, white or a classic crewneck or rollneck sweater for a New England vibe.
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Gingham blazers are for the gal who likes to make a statement! These are some real stand-out pieces that will announce your presence.
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My gingham pajamas from Draper James are my favorite in print, style, and quality! They are so cozy and I always feel special wearing them to bed.
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(I have the Draper James pajamas pictured first and I LOVE them. They are SUPER soft, snuggly and slinky. I am VERY particular about pajamas and have tried several popular brands. They are my absolute favorites. They run true to size.)
Swimsuits / Bathing Suits
Gingham is one print that can be flattering on everyone, and these styles are forgiving as well as timeless.
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Sneakers / Shoes
I have gingham heels from J. Crew, pictured on Instagram above, and love them, but these shoes are totally making me swoon. I think if I could have only one gingham category of fashion in my life, it would be shoes. I mean, just look at them! Pair them with jeans, navy, white, neutrals — any outfit that is basic and monotone, so they “pop.”
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(I have heels similar to the J.Crew heels pictured first below and I LOVE them! I love how they make a statement yet are classic at the same time. I love wearing them with solids and neutrals.)
Handbags / Purses
I have a navy gingham purse from Draper James, and I love it! I feel best wearing basics, so it just jazzes up an outfit. It gives just enough “extra” style to look put together. I especially love it with my white and navy Tretorns, and with a navy top and white pants.
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Accessories: Scarves / Headbands
For the traditionalists and minimalists who are afraid of committing to a print, buy it in a cheap accessory!
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Gingham Outfit Inspiration
Lastly, to get some head-to-toe women’s gingham style inspiration by outfit, scroll through and click below for some swoon-worthy preppy fashion:
That concludes my women’s gingham clothing ideas style guide.
Related Classic Style Posts
- black watch plaid outfit ideas
- classic Fall capsule wardrobe
- button up corduroy skirt ideas
- J.Crew Capsule Wardrobe
Lastly, pin this post to Pinterest because you can refer back to it when you are shopping for classic style!